The Tiger Fish is a part of a series in which I am experimenting with combining copper pieces with Bullseye’s reactive glass. The reaction of the copper to the glass causes a chemical reaction that makes the copper look like is is dripping. The glass itself starts out clear and turns a pale green in reaction to the copper.
When ever I am learning a new casting, color, cold working, or mold making technique, I create a fish form to try it out. The fish is a simple form and I can spend my time learning a new technique rather than trying to sculpt a new form I haven’t done before. Here are some of my fish forms. You will see other fish forms throughout my website.
The Hiking California series is composed of glass tiles varying in size. I collect seeds, leaves, rock, sticks and other elements when I go hiking. Back in my studio, I make a mold of the pieces I collected on my hike. Then I pour wax into the mold material and I have a wax copy. From there I build a tile that is cast into a glass reminder of my favorite places to hike.